A Thank You to Sterling Scholars

Too often we focus on the negative in education, especially in mathematics. We focus on clerks who can’t make change and adults who can’t balance a budget because of poor math skills. This week I had an opportunity to see the other side of the coin at the Sterling Scholar competition at Morgan High School. . . . → Read More

2013-14 Fingertip Facts

Find information about Utah public schools in the latest Utah State Office of Education 2013-14 Fingertip Facts. . . . → Read More

M.E.S.A. Students’ Winning Performance

Utah MESA teams at the national competition.

“You can move pretty much anything” says Asma Dahir, a ninth grader at Granite Park Jr. High School, adjusting the prosthetic hand on her right arm to demonstrate how the device works. One at a time, she picked up different objects in the classroom, a book, a stapler, a bottle of hand soap, and moved them from one place to another. “It’s really easy.” . . . → Read More

UCTM Conference

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We are pleased to announce the 2013 Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference to be held at East High School, November 1-2. . . . → Read More

STEM Pilot Information

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Attention sixth to 12th grade math teachers! The new STEM Action Center is looking for your participation in a 2013-2014 instructional technologies pilot program. . . . → Read More

Free Online Math Tool

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Check out this great resource from Marilyn Burns of Math Solutions. The link in the text below may just take you to the home page. Click on Resources and then Video Library to see the incredible videos of students doing mental math and then explaining their thinking. . . . → Read More

Have you seen SOPHIA?

What is mathematics?_Diana Suddreth_Utah State Office of Education

Diana Suddreth, Secondary Mathematics Specialist, Utah State Office of Education

SOPHIA is an online social learning community where students can watch videos and take quizzes to supplement or prepare for classroom instruction. The site has a myriad of resources for online learning for students and teachers. Like the Khan Academy videos, these . . . → Read More

Math Tutoring Tips

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USOE’s Elementary Mathematics Specialist David A. Smith shares new math tutoring tips, now available for students in kindergarten through third grade. . . . → Read More

Utah State Office of Education to Create Open Textbooks

The Utah State of Office of Education (USOE) today announced it will develop and support open textbooks in the key curriculum areas of secondary language arts, science, and mathematics. USOE will encourage districts and schools throughout the state to consider adopting these textbooks for use beginning this fall. . . . → Read More